Speed A Factor in 2019 Houston Ship Channel Collision -NTSB

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    The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has determined that vessel speed was a factor in the 2019 collision between a liquefied propane gas tanker and a barge in the Houston Ship Channel.

    The incident occurred May 10, 2019, when the 754-foot-long liquefied Genesis River collided with the 297-foot-long tank barge 30015T being pushed by a tug on the Houston Ship Channel, in Texas’ Upper Galveston Bay. There were no injuries, but the collision breached two cargo tanks in the barge, spilling approximately 473,600 gallons (11,000 barrels) of reformate, a gasoline blending stock. A second barge in the tow capsized.

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